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IMPORTANT FROM NEW-ORLEANS: No Further Assaults Made at Port Hudson; The Rebel Garrison to be Starved Out (6/9/1863)
New York Times - Times Machine ^ | 6/9/1863

Posted on 06/09/2023 5:42:35 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson


To the Editor of The Era:

A severe battle was fought here yesterday by the forces under Maj-General BANKS and the rebel garrison in Port Hudson.

The steamship Continental, from New Orleans on the 2d inst., arrived at this port last night. She brings later news from Port Hudson, with assurances that the siege was progressing satisfactorily. The following dispatch, apparently semi-official, appears in the Era of the 2d.

The loss was considerable on both sides, but will fall far short of the first estimate.

Our forces advanced to the enemy's works, and hold their position to-day. A.G.H.

The following announcement is appended to the dispatch by the Era:

"Since the above dispatch was written, we have obtained the most satisfactory information in regard to the progress of the siege of Port Hudson, but which, from prudential motives, we refrain from publishing. Our friends may, however, rest assured that our forces are gradually gaining on the enemy, and a few days will decide the fate of that rebel stronghold."

The funeral of Lieut. WROTNOWSKI, Topographical Engineer on Gen. WEITZEL's Staff, killed in the recent engagement before Port Hudson, took place on the afternoon of the 1st from St. Patrick's Church, Camp-street.

The following is from the Picayune:

"It is announced that Mr. JAMES J. MCGUIRE, who came passenger on the Mississippi, yesterday, is appointed to the position of Assistant Postmaster of the New-Orleans office. Mr. MCGUIRE is, we believe, a citizen of Lowell, Mass."

We are indebted to the Purser of the Continental for favors.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: civilwar
Free Republic University, Department of History presents U.S. History, 1861-1865: Seminar and Discussion Forum
The American Civil War, as seen through news reports of the time and later historical accounts

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Important from New-Orleans: No Further Assaults Made at Port Hudson – 2-4
From the Army of the Potomac: Our Forces Still on the South Side of the Rappahannock – 4
The Siege of Vicksburg: Return of Gen. Blair’s Expedition from Up the Yazoo – 4-5
The War in Tennessee: The Strength of Bragg’s Army – 5
The Expected Invasion of Kentucky: Quiet on the Cumberland – 5
News from Washington: Our Special Washington Dispatches – 5-6
Editorial: The Union and the States – Real Nature of Our Perils – 6-7
Editorial: The Mississippi River – Operations of Gens. Grant and Banks – 7
A Lucky Miss – 7
Editorial: The Banishment of Rebels – 7-8
Diminution of Hooker’s Army – 8
The Macs – 8
Naval – 8
Amusements this Evening – 8
Horrible Affair: A Supposed Lunatic Murders his Wife and Infant Child – 8

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